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Court Dismisses Challenge to Trump Administration's Science Advisory Committee Policy
A federal judge has found that environmentalists have standing to challenge the Trump administration's controversial policy barring EPA grant recipients from serving on its scientific advisory committees though he dismissed the suit on the merits, raising the bar for any appeal. The judge wrote, "The Directive is a reasonable exercise of the Administrator's broad appointment discretion, and EPA's explanation that it sought to 'ensur[e] integrity and confidence in [its] [advisory committees],' . . . fits comfortably within the zone of reasonableness."

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  • Register for NOAA SAB Meeting
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website. The meeting will be held at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 93 Depot Road, Greenland, NH 03840. Members of the public may participate virtually by registering here.

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